Experienced Wilkes-Barre Truck Accident Lawyers
4,761 people died in large truck crashes in this country in 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Safety Administration. Of those deaths, 72% were the occupants of other vehicles. 10% were non-occupants (pedestrians, pedalcylists, etc.) and 18% were occupants of the large truck. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported 6,807 crashes involving heavy trucks in 2017 resulting in 145 fatalities.
The enormous size and weight of fully loaded tractor-trailers and other large trucks make them extremely dangerous to passenger vehicle occupants when involved in a semi truck crash or a car truck collision. The interstates in and around northeast Pennsylvania, including I-80, I-81 and I-476, are often congested with large trucks and tractor-tractor trailers hauling cargo to and from major cities in the U.S. Truck accidents occur frequently on these highways and others in Pennsylvania.
Causes of truck crashes
- Mechanical failure
- Poorly maintained trucks
- Overloaded or improperly loaded trucks
- Speeding or reckless driving to meet tight deadlines
- Illegal or unsafe turns
- Truck driver inexperience
- Lack of proper truck driver training
- Distracted truck driving
- Drowsy truck driving
- Lack of adequate under-ride safety equipment on trucks
- Ignoring federal and state trucking regulations
- Driving in unsafe weather conditions
The truck accident attorneys at Distasio Kowalski are experienced at representing the victims of truck accidents and their families in Wilkes-Barre and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Truck crashes can result in devastating injuries to the occupants of passenger cars and other vehicles, leading to extensive medical bills and serious financial losses. Hiring a qualified truck accident lawyer immediately can give you the best chance at receiving the full compensation you deserve for your injuries or for the death of a loved one in a truck crash.
Contact the truck accident lawyers at Distasio Kowalski
We have the experience you need to help you understand your right to justice and full compensation after a commercial truck accident. We have successfully represented clients throughout Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Hazleton and other communities in northeast Pennsylvania. We will fight for maximum compensation for you and your family!